CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL NEWS NOTES
January 20, 2016
MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL...
Last week, we had a Raising the Bar parent information night. It was an exceptional meeting, and one from which we left feeling good about the accomplishments of our dyslexia program. Providing our families with information about programs in our school keeps you in the know, and provides opportunities for you to get involved and to better understand of your children’s education. Also, when you are better informed, you understand the program’s importance and purpose, and, in turn, can offer support.
We realize that not everyone can be present at all meetings, so we are trying to do our best to provide videos so you can review the topics discussed. The video of this meeting will give you an overview of dyslexia and the Raising the Bar program at Christ the King School.
Many perspectives were shared at the informational meeting, and it was touching to hear how God has worked in many of our lives to bring us together to provide this service to the children who are in need of this support. I was a tutor in the Hindman Settlement School’s dyslexia program many years ago, which is very similar to the program currently at CKS. Mrs. Stephanie Hall experienced being a student and a tutor at the DePaul School in Louisville, another similar dyslexia program. Our other speakers shared how the program had made a great impact on their children’s education and their family life. It was emotional to hear how the program has made a profound impact on our students’ success. It has truly inspired a personal commitment for many of us to the continued success of the Raising the Bar program.
It wasn’t long after we started the RTB program at CKS that we realized it needed to grow. There was a great demand for the help it provides. Mrs. Hall and Marcia Harp were not able to meet that demand, so Kathy Kiffmeyer joined the Success Team at the beginning of this school year. Mrs. Hall is the Director of the Success program, of which Raising the Bar is part. Ms. Kiffmeyer and Mrs. Harp both tutor for Raising the Bar, and Ms. Kiffmeyer runs our After School Raising the Bar Program. We are thankful for the support of the Grandparent Loyalty Circle, private donations, and a portion of the profits from Sip and Shop to cover the costs of our after-school tutors.
We are proud of the RTB program’s success, and that Christ the King is addressing dyslexia when many other schools are not. We wanted to take time to celebrate that success, and to make plans for its sustainability. We ask for your support for this exceptional program, and hope that you understand how it benefits the children of our school. We will be forming a Raising the Bar Committee to help plan for the future of the program, and welcome and appreciate your involvement. Please contact me if you are interested in participating and supporting Raising the Bar.
The video is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/j92GppG_H7A
Paula Smith, Ed.S.
Christ the King School
As we begin our second semester of the 2015-16 school year, it is important to make preparations for the 2016-17 school year. Part of this process of preparation is to evaluate the ministry of Mrs. Paula Smith as she has been serving as the acting principal of our school. If you have not already submitted your responses, please click on the link to fill out the survey by January 22nd: (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YDNQWNN)
Fr. Paul Prabell
PTO OFFICER ELECTIONS
It's election time! Please send nominations to Megan Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 29th for the following open positions for the 2016-17 school year. Please also email Megan if you are interested in becoming more involved in the PTO.
4. Used uniforms
5. Homeroom Parent coordinator
LEGO COOKIE SALE
The CKS LEGO club is having a cookie sale January 27th and 28th. Cookies will be $1 and all money goes to support the CKS LEGOS club.
Position open in the cafeteria 11a.m.-1:30 p.m. daily (Job share considered). Fun environment Don't want to commit to full-time? We are in desperate need of volunteers.
Please contact: Tina Troiano email@example.com
WINTER COAT DRIVE
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa
KING'S CLOSET SPRING CONSIGNMENT SALE
The spring children's consignment sale will be held April 8th & 9th. Registration for the sale will open January 22nd, and sellers may register at https://www.myconsignmentmanager.com starting at 8:00 a.m.
For specific information regarding the process, please visit our website at www.kingsconsignment.com.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the Run Spring season will begin in February! Online Registration opens January 18th. Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based on positive youth development for girls in grades third through fifth. We teach life skills through interactive lessons and running games. The sessions are embedded with a self-esteem enhancing curriculum and uplifting workouts in preparation for the 5K running event. The benefits of the program include a stronger sense of identity, a greater acceptance of self, a healthier body image, and an appreciation of being part of a positive team.
We will practice Wednesdays and Thursdays after school.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Get your candygrams now! $1each or $20/class. If you purchase for the class, we will fill them out for you. Please be sure to specify class/grade and what you want on the “from” line. Firm DEADLINE for your order is MONDAY, February 8th. Visit http://ctkschool.net/cks/parents/webnotes for the order forms.
Please send orders to the office - Candygrams, ATTN: Jill Johnson
Thank you for supporting the 8th graders in their efforts to fundraiser for their trip to Washington, D.C!
CATECHESIS FOR CHILDREN
Regional Reception: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the High Marks Center. Visit with faculty and staff, learn about our challenging curriculum, and take a student-led tour of our school. Questions? Please contact Mindy Towles, Director of Admissions, at email@example.com or (859) 277-7183 ext. 231.
Air + Space Academy: Completed applications will be accepted through January 29, 2016. For more information, please visit www.lexingtoncatholic.com/airspace
LC Dance Team Youth Clinic: Friday, January 22, 2016. Ages 4-14 are invited. Half-time performance at the varsity basketball game following the clinic.